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I've received a postal order, but the last letter of my surname is missing on it, can I still cash it?

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Elsey Did it work? – Michael Pryor Aug 30 '10 at 17:52
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You'll only know if you try. I suspect if you play it cool, it won't matter. If they point it out, just say "Oh, look at that! They must have mistyped it".

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I've never had an issue with this sort of thing. Depending on your bank you can probably just deposit it in an ATM. I've never heard of a computer that even tries to read the "pay to:" section, let alone one that could figure it out if it was wrong.

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